What's the joke behind mese?

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What's the joke behind mese?

by Red_King_Cyclops » Tue Oct 01, 2019 16:22

I've heard that the Minetest mineral "mese" has a joke name, so what's the joke?
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Re: What's the joke behind mese?

by Linuxdirk » Tue Oct 01, 2019 16:46

The origin of the block is just plain random. In the early days of the game I [celeron55] needed to add something to be mined from the ground, and ended up with this humorous nonsense block, and haven't removed it from the game from since.
Mese actually means "msn messenger" in Finland and is used as a silly word (it sounds silly) in the ohjelmointiputka programming community. Additionally it is thought that the glasses of the emoticons 8) and 8D are "mese glasses".


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Re: What's the joke behind mese?

by Hamlet » Tue Oct 01, 2019 18:08

Just for the record, in Italian "mese" means "month".

A mese block -> "a month block".
A mese monster -> "a month monster".

It is always a bit weird when I read it.
 


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